Building Tradesman




February 14, 2014

February’s union meeting will be held at the Lansing hall, 5405 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911, February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

The union meeting for March 19, 2014 will be held at the Lansing hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911, at 7:30 pm

The Lansing Training Center is open daily from 7am to 4pm for anyone interested in coming in during the day to practice welding. Members can also utilize the Jackson Hall on a daily basis. Contact Terry or Joni. (517) 784-1106

 A friendly reminder to those members who like to pay dues ahead. Starting with January dues, the amount will be $27.00 per month for active members; $14.00 per month for retirees.

 Local 333 is still working on providing our members with the convenience of using credit/debit cards for dues processing and training fees. This has proved to be a complex endeavor due to Local 333 having (3) offices spanning throughout (3) cities. This continues to be a work–in-progress. To date, we are not able to provide this service to our members. We are confident that this should take place soon and will provide notification when we are up and running. Until then, cash and checks will be accepted at all (3) halls

Winter classes have been scheduled. Weld classes for all three regions will begin the week of January 6th. Members wishing to sign up for a weld class will be required to be $100.00 prior to starting the class. This $100.00 can be paid at the members respective halls. With 80% or better attendance you will receive $75.00 dollars back with the other $25.00 dollars going towards consumables. The list for each region will be established by those individuals who pay their $100.00 dollars prior to classes starting. A correction to the winter class schedules that are out there; Battle Creek weld classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays 5-9pm. starting on January 6th.

An Advanced Pipefitter class being taught by Joe Hoesl will begin February 3rd from 5-8 Monday and Wednesday. A Pipe trades Math Class will start for ten weeks on January 14th every Tuesday 6-9pm. The Med-Gas installer’s class is already full and perspective individuals will be contacted. This class is starting January 21st. for 5 weeks on Tuesday and Thursdays 5-9 pm. For sign up of any of the other classes call Joni at the Jackson hall to get on the list. Please contact Trent Mauk at with ideas to improve the training for the membership of UA Local 333.

Continued training will keep us safe, productive and skilled which will allow us to anchor our corner of the market for years to come.

Grant Maichele was the winner of the attendance drawing. Grant was not present.

Local 333 Plumbers & Pipefitters softball team is having a bowling fundraiser. It will be held March 15, 2014, at the Airport Lanes, 3501 Wildwood Ave. Jackson, MI. 49202. The event will start at 9pm. There will be two man teams, $60 a team, and $30 a man. The tournament will be a 9 pin no tap format. There will be cash prizes, 50/50, and apparel prizes. Anyone interested in signing up, please contact Josh Onstott at (989) 388-6101.

Hoodies and tees are available at all three halls. Lansing, Jackson and Battle Creek; hooded sweatshirts are $30 and short sleeve tees are $15.

Congratulations to Geoffrey and Rebecca Mowry on the birth of their son Grady Christopher Mowry. Grady was born December 26, 2013 at 11:13am. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ounces and is 19 ¾ inches long. His sisters Clare and Alice are very excited about having a new baby brother.

Our most heartfelt sympathies to Bruce Behren’s and his family on the loss of his lovely wife of 48 years. Sophia passed away January 23, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce and his children Chris, Jessi, and Janson.

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Edward Shamp. Mr. Shamp passed away January 29, 2013. He was a member of Local 333 for over 60 years.

On February 5, 2014 Denise “Dee” Guisbert passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Dee worked for Local 313 and later Local 333 for many years before being forced to retire early due to illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughters Amanda and Brande and her five grandchildren during this time of sorrow.

Local Union 333 honored Life Member John H Brady on January 15, 2014. John received his 55 year service award in 2013. John also served as a delegate to the UA National Convention from 1966 through 1991. He also served Local 388 as President for twenty years. John also served on countless committees as well as the JATC for Local 388 and 333. In honor of John H Brady’s unwavering commitment to our Local Union, the officers and members of Local Union 333 proudly named the Local 333 Training Center in Honor John on the 15th of January 2014. Thanks again John for you dedication to our Local.